Watch the video for The Autumn Ravine’s ‘Narcissus’

By Ben Tipple

For all its connectivity, social media has a dark side – one that The Autumn Ravine’s Damon Griffiths has first hand experience of. After watching his friend spiral due to the unfounded pressure to be noticed online, the vocalist and guitarist penned ‘Narcissus’ – his own Greek tragedy.

“‘Narcissus’ is the first single from our EP and is written about a modern interpretation of the Greek mythological character,” Damon explains. “In some versions of the tale, Narcissus drowned himself when he laid eyes upon his own reflection in a pond. He drowned because he admired his own appearance so much he fell in love with it and was unable to let it go. The track is a modern interpretation of this tale, because it is written about someone I once knew who became obsessed with social media status, appearing wealthy, the need to be what society deems as beautiful and ultimately herself, to the point in which she pushed me out of her life for not being up to this social standard.”

“Personally I find it sad that many people live their life focusing on their wealth, social status and physical attributes rather than on the important things in life like knowledge, family, friends and the experiences you share with them, which is an overarching theme across the entire EP.”

Watch the video for ‘Narcissus’ below. The track will appear on the band’s ‘An Intrinsic Evolution’ EP, due on the 13th June 2016.

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